The Big Farmland Bird Count is almost upon us.
February 2019 saw the sixth annual Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC) organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, with record numbers of participants and species recorded.
Over 1400 farmers took part (including lots of our Farmer Network) and recorded 140 species across more than 1 million acres. That's more farmers than in any previous year!
The BFBC was launched in 2014 to highlight the positive work done by farmers and gamekeepers in helping to reverse the decline in farmland bird numbers. The count offers a simple means of recording the effect of any conservation work currently being instigated by farmers and gamekeepers on their land, such as scatter feeding birds through winter or growing crops specifically to provide seed for birds.
To view the Big Farmland Bird Count 2019 results https://www.bfbc.org.uk/results/2019-results/.1)
And for your diaries everyone — the 2020 Big Farmland Bird Count takes place between 7-16 February.
Keep watching this space!!